Sunday, July 26, 2015

August Projects

Don't you love the scent of a nice jar candle in the house!? This month, I decided to decorate this jar candle for  my "off the page" project, This is for the Design Team at the Paper Forest (

Materials Used:
- KaiserCraft BOTANICA collection papers
- Petaloo (butterflies)
- American Crafts (lavendar ribbon)
- WeRMemory Keepers (Mini 8 Celtic punch, Sew Ribbon Tool)
- KaiserCraft (rhinestones)
- Misc from my stash (ink, Stickles, X-large scallop circle punch)

Also, here is the card for this month's DT projects! The Petaloo Butterflies were cute to work with --it was really fun to ink them up and add some Stickles to them!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - July Week 3

Here's my layout using the July Week 3 sketch from "Let's Get Sketchy."

The pictures on this page were taken in early May when we were planting our garden. (Well, I didn't actually do any of the hard work or planting, but I did take the pictures.) Tomato, onion, radish, carrot, sunflower and pumpkin seeds were planted! In recent weeks, we've been harvesting and eating delicious onions, radishes and carrots. And, the tomato plants are looking great so we'll be eating fresh BLT sandwiches before long. More garden-themed pages to come, soon!

Materials Used:
- Background green (BasicGrey "Vivienne")
- All other papers and cut outs (BasicGrey "herbs & honey")
- Circle Edge Punch - triple loop (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sketchabilities: Sketch #143

This sketch is from the Sketchabilities blog where you'll find some awesome Design Team layouts based on it and many others. Here's my take on this sketch and a list of materials used:

- Background (Basic Grey)
- Yellow pattern paper (Recollections)
- Doilie (Recollections)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 Celtic punch)
- Stickers (Stickopotamus)
- Stickles
- Doodlebug Design Inc. (Sprinkles)
- KaiserCraft Rhinestones
- Journal Cards (misc from stash)
- Inks (misc from stash)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SOS July SKETCH Challenge #28

Sketch Challenge #28

The Scrap Our Stash (SOS) blog has quickly become one of my favorites. It's fun to read about the Design Team and their layouts are amazing! If you haven't visited this blog yet, then you've been missing out.

Each month, SOS hosts two challenges to help encourage scrapbookers to create. One of the monthly challenges is always based on a sketch.....Here is the sketch for July.

For my take on this sketch, the following materials were used:
- Background (Karen Foter - softballs)
- Red strip (Basic Grey)
- Banner (BoBunny Misc Me - Boardwalk)
- Doodlebug Design Inc. (Sprinkles)
- KaiserCraft Rhinestones
- Title (varsity style letter stickers)
- Journal Cards (misc from stash)
- Circle punch
- Mesh strips

Monday, July 20, 2015

Frosted Designs - Here Comes The Sun

The motivation for this layout came from the Friday (July 17) Challenge on the Frosted Designs blog. In this challenge, papercrafters could choose the theme of "Sun" or "Son." Since I love summer layouts and have two daughters, you can probably guess which option I picked!

Materials Used:
- Recollections Scrapbook Paper (solid background, yellow pattern)
- Title (cut from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" paper)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 Celtic punch)
- Doodlebug Design Inc. (Sprinkles)
- Stickles
- Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers (flowers)
- Frame (Sorry, I cannot remember where this came from. It has been in my stash for some time!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - July Week 2

Here's my layout using the July Week 2 sketch from  "Let's Get Sketchy!"

Materials Used:
- KaiserCraft BOTANICA (stickers, pattern papers)
- Bazzil (solid cardstocks)
- American Crafts (riboon, burlap paper)
- Misc from my stash (ink, various circle punches)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bo Bunny: July Sketch

Here's a layout inspired by the July Sketch on the Bo Bunny Blog!

Materials Used:

BoBunny Papers -
- background - Modern Miss collection
- title - "fussy cut" from #ForeverYoung collection
- strips/banners - Boardwalk collection
- stamps, buttons, flowers - Souvenir Ephemera

Misc from my stash:
- ink
- Stickles gltter glue
- KaiserCraft rhinestones

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sketchabilities: Sketch #142

Sketches help me complete more pages in less time! This sketch is from Sketchabilities and it also helped me try more "layering" than usual. The layering was a fun creative challenge.

The photos on this layout are from my oldest daughter's "senior pictures." We were very pleased with all the photos taken by photographer Brian Brakebill. He took many great photos and the two "softball" related shots on this page are among my favorites.

Materials Used:

- KaiserCraft BOTANICA (background and layered pattern papers)
- Karen Foster Design (Softball Shuffle pattern paper)
- Moxie (Softball Cutouts)
- Bazzil (solid cardstock)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 celtic punch)
- Stickles
- Misc from my stash (ink)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - July Week 1

This layout was based on the July Week 1 sketch from the "Let's Get Sketchy" blog. Found this blog recently and it looks like a great resource for sketches and ideas!

Materials Used:
- KaiserCraft BOTANICA (background papers)
- Bazzil (solid cardstocks)
- Petaloo (butterflies)
- American Crafts (thickers, burlap paper)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 celtic punch)
- KaiserCraft (rhinestones)
- Misc from my stash (ink, butterfly brads)


Monday, July 6, 2015

SOS July Stash Challenge #28

Stash Challenge #28 ~ PHOTOS

Like most papercrafters, I'm constantly trying to "use what I have" instead of buying more scrapbook supplies. With this in mind, the "Scrap Our Stash" Challenge #28 was the perfect motivation to create this layout! 

Here is the list of items I used for each letter in the word PHOTOS
P - paper clip
H - heart
O - orange paper
T - tag
O - outline page and background
S - spray color on background

Here is how the page turned out! Until next time, happy scrapping!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ATC Book Box

For the Paper Forest ( DT "off the page" project this month, I decided to try something new. The Graphic 45 ATC Book Box was fun to work with and turned out to be the perfect place to keep some sea shells my Grandmother collected in the early 1970s. The BoBunny "Boardwalk" collection had the perfect seashore feel this box needed!

Also, here is the card for this month's DT projects -- the "Misc Me!" pocket squares were fun to combine and layer!